Culture Colony is an online community serving the creative sector. Membership of this community is open to anyone anywhere. It is a place for videos, articles, news and listings about the arts and art practice. It is our intention to provide a platform for creativity and promote artistic endeavour, engaging an audience with quality content that can not be found all in one place elsewhere.
The content on this web site is provided by Culture Colony Vision (CCV) and Culture Colony Quarterly Magazine (CCQ).
Culture Colony Vision creates all of the video content for the Culture Colony web site and provides a video service for the wider creative community. We have 25 years experience of programme making for television and now concentrate almost exclusively on the arts as online video content. CCV makes films for and with individual artists, artist groups and large arts organisations. These films range from short documentation and promotional films to full blown feature documentaries. All of these films can be found on this Culture Colony web site. CCV also provides the facilities for this web site to provide the cultural sector with a new live broadcasting service - enhancing the potential audience for events whether its a single person performance in the artists studio or an international conference.
Our intention is to document the arts and create content to the highest broadcast standards regardless of budget. We are greatful to the Arts Council of Wales for their support in helping us achive these ambitious goals.
Lively, engaged and conversational, CCQ scans above and below the radar to capture the spirit of the Welsh arts scene – from the big companies to smaller, artist-led projects and individual creative practitioners.
With high production values and a growing list of exciting contributors from across Wales and beyond, the focus is on Welsh arts and their many contexts, including international practice and projects.
The focus is on contemporary practice, or contemporary re-workings of classic or traditional works across genres.
CCQ is developing new strategies for criticism, as well as supporting emerging critical voices to help develop careers in Wales.
The art forms that the magazine will cover include: Applied Arts; Public art; Visual Arts; Dance; Theatre/Performance; Music; Festivals; Artist-led activity; Community Arts/Socially Engaged Practice; Independent Film.
Founder of the original Culture Colony web site in 2010 Pete Telfer is the director of CCV. He has 25 years of broadcast experience in television that he is now putting to good use making artist films and films about art and artists.